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  • The U.S. Code Name for Bin Laden Was Actually 'Cakebread'

    06/09/2011 4:26:47 PM PDT · by posterchild · 6 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | June 9, 2011 | John Hudson
    Though the Navy SEAL team storming into bin Laden's Pakistan compound referred to the Al Qaeda leader as "Geronimo," Pentagon and CIA analysts knew him by a more culinary nickname: "Cakebread." The quirky piece of bin Laden death trivia comes from excerpts from a new book published by ABC News called Target: Bin Laden—The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One. This morning, the network sent us a preview of the book with a conveniently bulleted list of its latest scoops:
  • Sikh man in US punched by man who called him "Osama's brother"

    06/07/2011 3:03:25 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 27 replies
    PTI / The Times of India ^ | June 7, 2011 | PTI
    NEW YORK: In a "bias" attack, a Sikh man lost three of his teeth after being sucker-punched in a moving train in the US by a man, who accused him of being related to slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. Jiwan Singh, who came to America 30 years ago and is an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), was attacked on the US Memorial Day on May 30, The New York Daily News reported. "He was saying, 'You are the brother of Osama,", the 59-year-old Singh was quoted as saying by the news website. "I said, 'I am not...
  • Bin Laden's porn stash not harmless

    06/05/2011 8:37:10 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 5, 2011 | Jay Evensen
    Among the things Navy SEALS confiscated from the home of Osama bin Laden last month was a stash of pornography. That led columnist Phil Bronstein of the San Francisco Chronicle to muse that this might explain why the world's most notorious terrorist never launched an attack on that city's transportation system. "…If he's like most adult-content consumers," he wrote, bin Laden would have been wasting too many hours on the computer to do much of anything else. At least the time-wasting aspects of pornography seem to have found a general consensus. Beyond that, however, you're in for a fight. A...
  • Did a pork-coated bullet kill Bin Laden? Yes, says firm who claim its pig fat gun oil is bought by U

    06/02/2011 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: "Did a pork-coated bullet kill Bin Laden? Yes, says firm who claim its pig fat gun oil is bought by U.S. military personnel" Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise? Yes, if one rather shady website, that peddles gun oil containing liquefied pig fat, is to be believed. The makers of Silver Bullet Gun Oil claim it contains 13 per cent USDA liquefied pig fat thus making the product 'a highly effective counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier.'
  • Hillary Clinton gives clean chit to Pakistan

    05/27/2011 7:22:04 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | May 27, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's killing, but said the country needed to do more in its battle with Islamist militants. Clinton is the most senior US official to visit Islamabad since relations between the wary allies went into freefall over the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief in the city of Abbottabad. Shrouded in blanket security, she met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, before talks with army chief Ashfaq Kayani and the...
  • Biden: Osama Raid ‘Boldest Undertaking Any President Has Undertaken in Modern History’

    05/26/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/11 | cspan
    Vice President Joe Biden's remarks to New Hampshire Democratic Party
  • Al-Jazeera Reporter: The Way Bin Laden Was Killed and Dumped in the Sea Is an Affront to Arabs

    05/26/2011 11:00:49 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 75 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 19, 2011 | Al-Dunya TV (Syria)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with recently resigned Al-Jazeera TV journalist Ghassan Bin Jiddu, which aired on Al-Dunya TV on May 19, 2011: Ghassan Bin Jiddu: You just mentioned Sheik Osama Bin Laden. Regardless of what we think about Sheik Osama Bin Laden, or about what Al-Qaeda did in the United States… I am among those who never concealed their objection to the attack against New York and Washington in the United States. I was not ashamed to express my opinion from the every first moment. But to kill Sheik Osama Bin Laden and treat him in this manner?!...
  • So much for the post-Osama Obama

    05/25/2011 7:25:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | May 25, 2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Post reports: Top Democrats have joined a number of Republicans in challenging President Obama’s policy toward Israel, further exposing rifts that the White House and its allies will seek to mend before next year’s election. If the purpose of the last few days was to assuage Jewish voters, reset President Obama’s Middle East policy and build on Obama’s one unalloyed success (killing Osama bin Laden) the White House failed miserably: White House officials say Obama’s assertion did not reflect a shift in U.S. policy. But the president’s comments touched a nerve among pro-Israel activists, drew a rare Oval Office...
  • "Obama Gets Osama" (Ghana Editorial) [Provocative Mention of Herman Cain & Allen West As Candidates]

    05/25/2011 2:44:43 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies
    Modern ^ | 18 May 2011 | Nafata Bamaguje
    As news filtered in that heavily armed US Naval commandos shot an unarmed Osama bin Laden point blank between the eyes, I couldn't help thinking of the similar demise of our own Mohammed Yusuf, the late leader of Nigeria's Al-Qaeda affiliate - Boko Haram. Both Islamist leaders though unarmed at the time of capture were summarily executed without the benefit of trial. I shed no tear for their well deserved termination, but the circumstances surrounding their execution must be clarified lest such take-no-prisoners shoot-to-kill policy is abused. Not so long ago we were all witnesses to internet videos showing Nigerian...
  • Who Was a Greater Threat to World Peace - Prophet Mohammed or Osama Bin Laden?

    05/22/2011 1:36:15 PM PDT · by pinochet · 17 replies
    Has anyone mentioned the fact that, Osama Bin Laden's only crime, was that he was faithful to his religious beliefs? Osama was killed for strictly practising his religion, as instructed by his moon god Allah, and his role model, the mad Prophet Mohammed. The Quran instructs Muslims to kill infidels, as part of the requirement to be a good Muslim. The Quran and Hadith also instruct Muslims to beat their wives, keep slaves, and forcibly convert non-Muslims by waging jihad on them. Many Muslims feel that the killing of Osama and his followers, is depriving Muslims of their religious freedom...
  • Osama Bin Laden: Pakistan's skepticism over videos

    05/22/2011 12:42:23 PM PDT · by bodfish · 5 replies
    BBC Asia ^ | 8 May 2011 | BBC
    The release of video footage seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in northern Pakistan was part of the continuing effort by the US to convince doubters that the al-Qaeda leader was killed in last Monday's raid. But people in Abbottabad seem sceptical about the authenticity of the films, as Orla Guerin discovered when she took to the streets of the town where bin Laden was said to have been hiding.
  • Michelle Knows Best: “Bin Laden, the Martyr”

    05/22/2011 8:21:46 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-20-11 | AWOL Civilization
    [Note: This is the screenplay for an episode of a new TV series, Michelle Knows Best. Join us for the zany adventures of Michelle, Barack, and the girls as the Obamas come rolling into town. The premise is admittedly far-fetched, but just play along for a moment: Imagine what outrageous farce and knee-slapping comedy would result if one day a neo-Marxist community organizer from the Chicago political machine, of obscure national and religious background, along with his anti-American lawyer wife, woke up one morning and found himself in the White House!! So sit back and settle in for this post-modern...
  • Osama's sea burial caught on tape

    05/21/2011 9:45:57 AM PDT · by null and void · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/21/11 | classified
    Video at link.
  • Worldwide Manhunt

    05/20/2011 1:58:15 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2011 Wednesday | ABC News Transcript
    ABC News Transcript 556 words WORLDWIDE MANHUNT; THE BIN LADEN FILES DIANE SAWYER PIERRE THOMAS (WASHINGTON, DC USA) CONTENT: AL QAEDA MEMBERS, OSAMA BIN LADEN GRAPHICS: WORLDWIDE MANHUNT DIANE SAWYER (ABC NEWS) (Off-camera) Good evening. We are just learning tonight that an urgent worldwide manhunt is under way, including in this country, triggered by the documents found in Osama bin Laden's hideout. It turns out that most secretive terrorist on the globe surprisingly kept a list of al Qaeda operatives by name, discovered in those files brought back home by Navy SEALs. And Pierre Thomas now brings us his exclusive...
  • Nose out of joint (letter to editor)

    05/20/2011 12:42:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Boston Phoenix ^ | 5/18/11 | Peter Robb
    Jeez, I go away on vacation and you guys go all Obama on me ("Obama's Rebirth," Talking Politics; "Taking the Long View," editorial, both May 6). If Obama sucked 10 days ago, why does a 40-minute Seal-team mission make him a hero? All he did was say "Go" when presented with information about the possible location of Osama bin Laden. I think any red-blooded American would have said the same thing. Your noses are so far up the president's arse, it's hard to see your Birkenstocks. We should "engage in talks with the Taliban about cooling the war." Really? Obama...
  • Osama bin Laden ordered: Take more lives than 9/11

    05/19/2011 1:45:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | May 13, 2011 | Chris Hughes
    Osama bin Laden was plotting a fresh wave of terror attacks which he hoped would kill more people than 9/11. His chilling diaries show he ordered his henchmen to target New York, Los Angeles and US trains. The al-Qaeda boss’s biggest ­ambition was to cause a “body count of thousands” – ideally on this year’s 10th anniversary of the Twin Towers atrocity, which killed 2,997. Obsessed with murdering Americans, he recorded his rants and demands on computer memory sticks from his secret bolthole in Abbottabad, Pakistan. As recently as just a few weeks ago the terror lord barked: “Hit Los...
  • 'US killed Bin Laden clone in Pakistan'

    05/19/2011 10:15:30 AM PDT · by bkopto · 28 replies
    Press TV ^ | May 18, 2011 | Staff
    The US operation that allegedly killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has actually led to the death of a clone of the al-Qaeda leader, working under CIA operative Raymond Davis, an American editor says. "The real bin Laden died years ago after receiving treatment in American hospitals for his various illnesses," said Gordon Duff, senior editor of Ohio-based Veterans Today, in an interview with Press TV's US Desk. "His [bin Laden] body was frozen and kept in storage for a date when it would be of advantage to the United States to use it for maximum advantage," Duff wrote in...
  • Osama Bin Laden: Authorities Hunt for Terrorists Named in Files Found at Bin Laden's Compound

    05/19/2011 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Osama Bin Laden: Authorities Hunt for Terrorists Named in Files Found at Bin Laden's Compound Osama Bin Laden Was Planning Second 9/11 By PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) May 19, 2011 The entire U.S. intelligence community is busy pursuing leads from files recovered from Osama bin Laden's Abbottobad, Pakistan, compound to determine whether bin Laden's plots had gone beyond the discussion and planning phase to concrete threats, government sources told ABC News. Sources familiar with bin Laden's handwritten journal and computer files told ABC News that names of suspected al Qaeda operatives had been found in the files, and that an intense...
  • Porn Industry Wants To See Bin Laden's Porn Stash

    05/18/2011 10:29:45 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    AOL Weird News ^ | 5/17/11 | David Moye
    -snip- However, the possibility that the terrorist leader may have been watching them perform is definitely arousing the interest of porn actresses like Amber Peach. "I have no interest in, say, seeing Bin Laden's death photo, but I have a morbid curiosity in knowing what films he was watching," Peach told AOL Weird News. "I'd like to know if he watched older or newer films, and even if I was in any of the films." -snip- Actress Joanna Angel, who also owns Burning Angel, which specializes in alt-porn featuring punkish women with tattoos, is also curious -- even though she...
  • One Capricious President

    05/18/2011 3:56:12 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-18-11 | Short Little Rebel
    - And here I thought President Obama didn’t want to spike the football! If his trip to Ground Zero and his publicized trip to Fort Campbell, speech and all, are not spiking the football, I honestly don’t know what spiking a football looks like. President Obama’s celebrating, no doubt, is irritating Al Qaeda and pro-Bin Laden Muslims to no end. Why does President Obama not show the pictures of a dead Bin Laden (calling it a mere trophy), and then proceed to run victory laps around the country? It’s puzzling unless you think about what kind of ball he is...
  • Are we a Nation of Cowards?

    05/18/2011 3:54:07 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 13 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-18-11 | Short Little Rebel
    Up until exactly 10:30 AM this morning, I personally felt pretty comfortable not seeing the photos of Osama bin Laden. I have a great trust in our Navy Seals and the Pentagon. It would take too large of a government conspiracy to lie about such a monumental claim. Further, if the Pakistanis, who are terrifically embarrassed by this incident, clearly believe Osama bin Laden was killed- than I believe it. Even the terrorist websites, who have every reason to want the legend of bin Laden alive, believe it. Only conspiracy theorists could possibly believe that the U.S. government is lying...
  • Obama to visit CIA Friday to thank intel agents

    05/18/2011 8:29:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | May 18, 2011
    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will visit the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday to honor the work of agents who helped find an elusive Osama bin Laden, the White House said. Obama will head to CIA's Langley, Virginia headquarters to thank officers "for the work they do every day to keep America safe and specifically for their excellent work in tracking down Osama bin Laden," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday aboard Air Force One. He said Obama made the decision to visit the CIA "in the wake of the successful bin Laden mission," in which elite...
  • Martin Short's Tribute to Killing Osama

    05/18/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT · by garv · 42 replies
    Letterman/Youtube ^ | 5/17/11 | Martin Short
    Martin Short's brilliant tribute to the killing of Osama Bin Laden performed on Letterman last night.
  • AP sources: Raiders knew mission a one-shot deal

    05/17/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 15 replies
    YAHOO News ^ | 5-17-2011 | AP
    "The raiders came face-to-face with bin Laden in a hallway outside his bedroom, and three of the Americans stormed in after him, U.S. officials briefed on the operation told The Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a classified operation."
  • SNL’s President Obama Takes Hilarious Osama Bin Laden Victory Lap/Stand-Up Act

    05/16/2011 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 14, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Saturday Night Live opened this week’s show with a parody of CNN’s The Situation Room, with Jason Sudeikis doing a dead-on impression of Wolf Blitzer reporting on an absurdist version of President Obama’s speech in El Paso this week. Lampooning criticism of the President’s lone, low-key mention of Osama bin Laden’s killing, Fred Armisen delivered an over-the-top Obama smoking, trash-talking, and basically letting it all hang out. The President has predictably come under fire for mentioning bin Laden’s killing during a speech at a DNC event in El Paso, Texas. During the speech, someone in the crowd shouted, “Thank...
  • Osama's Dirty Mind

    05/15/2011 8:50:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | Asra Q. Nomani
    The smut in bin Laden's compound reveals the Muslim world's dirty secret: porn is rife, everyone looks at it—and the U.S. finds it in militants' hideouts all the time. The discovery of an "extensive" porn library in Osama bin Laden's compound kicked off the predictable wave of jokey headlines. Everyone from the New York Post ("Osama Gone Wild") to Radar Online ("Debbie Does Pakistan") delightfully reveled in the irony of the find. But should we really be that surprised that leader of one of the world's most notorious terrorist groups was living with a collection of smutty pictures or videos?...
  • Disney trademarks “SEAL Team Six” for games

    05/15/2011 6:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Warp Zoned ^ | May 15, 2011 | John Scalzo
    Because of their involvement in the death of Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six has been in the news a lot lately. Considered by many to be the most elite special forces team in the entire U.S. military, it’s not surprising that they would capture the public’s interest. Disney has decided to capitalize on this new found notoriety by filing an application for the trademark to “SEAL Team Six.” The application covers “hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” as well as “Christmas stockings,” “Christmas tree ornaments and...
  • America Prepared For War With Pakistan

    05/15/2011 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | May 15, 2011 | Strategy Page
    On May 2nd, the United States was prepared to go to war with Pakistan. The American raid on that day, which killed Osama bin Laden and seized a huge mass of al Qaeda data from his Pakistani hideout, was carried out without informing Pakistan beforehand. Although Pakistan had years earlier agreed that the U.S. could enter Pakistani territory in hot pursuit of terrorists fleeing Afghanistan, or to grab high ranking al Qaeda leaders, it was always assumed that the U.S. would let the Pakistani military know what was coming. But because the Pakistani government was full of bin Laden fans,...
  • Dianne Feinstein sees Osama bin Laden kill photos (But you shouldn't)

    05/15/2011 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    SanFrancisco Chronicle ^ | May 15, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    "I don't need to see those pictures, and no one needs to see them," Sen. Dianne Feinstein said after viewing the kill photos of Osama bin Laden on Friday. The morning trip to the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., capped a five-month nail-biter that began in December when Feinstein, as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was briefed by the CIA that bin Laden had been tracked to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. On April 30, a day before the Navy SEALs raid on the compound, the California Democrat got a classified call from CIA headquarters alerting her that the...
  • Osama not only radical Muslim with taste for pornography

    05/15/2011 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 32 replies
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | May 14th, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    In Kandahar, a city with a population of about 500,000, and other towns, dance parties are a popular -- often weekly -- pastime. Young boys dress up as females, wearing makeup and jewelry on their feet, and dance for a dozen or more leering middle-aged men who throw money at them and then take them home.
  • Taliban, Arab followers freely visited Osama in Pak hideout

    05/15/2011 12:43:59 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 39 replies
    Asian News International ^ | 15MAY2011 | ANI
    Washington, May 15 (ANI): Taliban leaders and wealthy Arab supporters often visited Osama bin Laden without endangering their safety in Abbottabad, Pakistan, documents and computer files seized from his compound revealed. The Telegraph quoted an Afghan Taliban commander as saying that bin laden had direct contact with his followers. Western intelligence chiefs had earlier thought that bin Laden's contact with the outside world was conducted via messages on memory sticks, but recent revelations depict a different story altogether. The commander also said when he last saw the terror leader in Abbottabad two years ago, he seemed healthy and well briefed...
  • Unreleased bin Laden audio message called 'puzzling'

    05/14/2011 6:59:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Pam Benson
    Washington (CNN) -- An unreleased audio message from Osama bin Laden, produced in late April, days before his death, in which he talks in support of the so-called "Arab Spring," was seized at the compound during the U.S. raid, according to a U.S. official. The message refers to the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia but doesn't mention the uprisings in Libya, Yemen, Syria or elsewhere. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the classified nature of the information.
  • Napolitano: That Whole Bin Laden Death Thing Really Didn’t Make Us Safer or Charge Anything

    05/14/2011 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 16 replies
    Homeland Security Sec Napolitano: That Whole Bin Laden Death Thing Really Didn’t Make Us Safer or Charge Anything
  • DOD nixes fast review of bid for bin Laden photos

    05/14/2011 2:29:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP/Albany Times Union ^ | 5/14/11 | Richard Lardner
    The Defense Department is refusing to do a speedy review of a Freedom of Information Act request for graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse, setting the stage for a protracted battle over access to the images. In a letter to The Associated Press, the department said the AP did not demonstrate an urgent or compelling need for the photos or show that the information has a particular value that would be lost if not provided in an expedited manner. As a result, it is not clear when or if the photos will be provided. The AP received the letter...
  • How Obama Deflated his bin Laden Bounce

    05/14/2011 2:38:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    President Obama was right when he told an interviewer from a Miami Spanish-language station that the death of Usama bin Laden didn’t guarantee his re-election. But he didn’t tell the whole story. The more complete answer would have been, “No, but it might have.” There is, of course, no such thing as a guarantee 18 months before an election, but the president’s 2012 prospects would be looking a lot better two weeks on if he and his team had done a better job of managing the post-killing national afterglow. The political dividends from a positive event are always more fleeting...
  • Peter King: Invite victim's families to see Osama bin Laden photos

    05/14/2011 12:59:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 13, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Rep. Peter King arrived in the parking lot at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., at 7 a.m. on Friday seeking a sense of satisfaction. By the time he left an hour later, he had found it. For about 20 minutes, the Homeland Security Committee chairman sat in a room in the agency’s congressional affairs office, paging through an unusual photo album: images of a man, dead, displayed side-by-side with pictures of Osama bin Laden, alive, taken from similar angles. “After seeing them, I’m convinced that it was bin Laden, and he’s dead,” the New York Republican told POLITICO Friday, soon...
  • Porn Found in Osama Bin Laden Evidence Trove

    05/13/2011 12:53:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2011 | Martha Raddatz
    A stash of pornography was found among the trove of evidence seized from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound by U.S. Navy SEALs, according to a report confirmed by ABC News. The existence of the pornography stash, which one U.S. official told ABC News was "huge," was first reported by Reuters. The official said the pornographic material was found in a wooden box in bin Laden's bedroom and included electronically recorded videos. Though bin Laden's compound did not have an internet connection or other hard-wired networks, a video recovered by the SEALs and publicized by the White House showed bin Laden...
  • 'I was eating soufflé when Obama rang': Bush reveals the moment he was told Bin Laden was dead

    05/13/2011 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    He is the former President who initiated the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. So it is only fair that George W. Bush got a personal call from President Obama to tell him the U.S. had finally got their man. Former President Bush has spoken in detail for the first time about where he was when he heard the news that Al Qaeda chief Bin Laden had been killed - revealing that he was out in Dallas eating soufflé but stopped, briefly, to tell his successor: 'Good call'. Speaking on Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas,...
  • Gates: We Agreed We Wouldn’t Release Details About Operation Against OBL But 'That All Fell Apart'

    05/13/2011 10:03:28 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2011 2:41 PM | Jake Tapper
    Speaking at a town hall with Marines at Camp Lejeune on Thursday morning, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Special Forces who participated in the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden were worried about their safety, and that he was concerned that so many details of the operation had become known to the public. “Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden,” Gates said. “That all fell apart on Monday -- the next day.” Gates’ response was prompted by...
  • Your Mission: Capture bin Laden. Just KILL HIM first!

    05/13/2011 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2011 | Doug Book
    The flood of conflicting “official” stories detailing the death of Osama bin Laden has become almost farcical. But perhaps we’re not being told what DID happen in Abbottabad because no one at the White House wishes to admit what was SUPPOSED to happen. That is, divulge the real objective.
  • Osama Bin Laden Wanted To Kill President Obama

    05/13/2011 6:09:28 AM PDT · by safetysign · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2011 | Brian Ross
    U.S. officials are analyzing one million pages of data from the trove found in Osama bin Laden's compound during the raid that killed him, and say they have learned more in the past ten days than in the past 10 years. Among the things they've learned is that the al Qaeda leader wanted to find a way to kill President Obama. Meanwhile, the first revenge attack for the bin Laden raid has killed 80 outside a military training center in Pakistan, and President Obama has acknowledged that threats against his own grandmother from another al Qaeda group are being closely...

    05/13/2011 4:16:21 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 12, 2011 | Bill Whittle
  • 'Don't bother killing Joe Biden': Bin Laden diary reveals

    05/12/2011 11:13:38 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 31 replies
    It is a lonely job being the Vice President - always second in command, a weak constitutional mandate and no real power. But now Joe Biden's disappointing job description just got that little bit worse - according to Osama Bin Laden he is not even worth an assassination attempt. The revelation comes after the terror chief's private journal fell into the hands of U.S. intelligence when it was captured in the raid on his Pakistani compound earlier this month. Read more:
  • Navy SEALs Want to Protect Their Identity Following OBL Raid

    05/12/2011 4:16:51 PM PDT · by panthermom · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/2011 | Justin Fishel
    Members of Navy SEAL team 6, the Special Operations unit responsible for killing Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in Pakistan last Sunday, have expressed concerns about their safety and the safety of their families now that details of the mission have been made public. Speaking to Marines at Camp Lejeune Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the concerns were expressed to him directly a week ago when he met with members of the unit to congratulate them on their mission. Gates said the SEALs were mainly focused on their families and worried they could be subject to retaliatory attacks....
  • SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid

    05/12/2011 5:14:48 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 12 may 2011 | David Martin
    A new picture emerged Thursday of what really happened the night the Navy SEALs swooped in on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the 40 minutes it took to kill bin Laden and scoop his archives into garbage bags were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALs. Officials reviewing those videos are still reconstructing a more accurate version of what happened. We now know that the only firefight took place in the guest house, where one of bin Laden's couriers opened fire and was quickly gunned...
  • What 'Situation Room Photo' reveals about us (barf alert)

    05/12/2011 1:33:04 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2011 6:24 p.m. EDT | By John Blake
    By now, the photo is a classic. It's become one of the most viewed images on Flickr, a mesmerizing picture that suggests as much as it reveals. But look deeper and that photo becomes historic in a more subtle way. It's a snapshot of how much this nation's attitudes about race, women and presidential swagger are changing, several scholars and historians say. "When Obama was elected, there were some people who thought that we had crossed a racial threshold," Ambar says. "What his presidency is revealing is that there are many crossings." A black man becomes 'protector in chief' There's...
  • Inhofe: ‘Gruesome’ photos reveal bin Laden in nothing but his underwear when shot

    05/12/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/11 | Jeff Poor
    There has been a lot of speculation as to what the post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden, that the Obama administration has refused to release, show. Member of Congress, however, are being allowed to view them at CIA Headquarters. The first member of Congress to view them according to “Fox Report” anchor Shepard Smith was Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe appeared on Smith’s show and told him that the photos are “gruesome.” “They are gruesome, of course, because it was taken right after the incident,” he said. “And so, of the 12, three of them were older pictures so...
  • Obama will be spiking the football until November of 2012

    05/12/2011 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-11 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama learned of Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts in August of 2010. It has been reported that the intelligence was "solid" by mid-February. The mission to kill Bin Laden did not take place until May 2. Immediately after the raid the accolades began flowing from the White House to the White House, and it was noticed: One Army veteran who was a longtime operative involved in numerous similar aerial black ops across that region was apprised of the Obama administration's account of the mission. He said two themes struck him: First was the ability of Bin Laden to live in...
  • Bin Laden raid 'not assassination': US law chief (version 39.2.1 of the story)

    05/12/2011 5:45:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11
    The US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was "not an assassination", US Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday after the Al-Qaeda leader's sons denounced the operation. Holder told the BBC the raid on bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan on May 2 was a "kill or capture mission" and that his surrender would have been accepted if offered, but that the safety of US Navy commandos was paramount. "What happened to bin Laden was not an assassination," Holder said. "I think the action that we took against him can be seen as an act of national self-defence. You have...
  • Evil Does Not Die of Natural Causes [STRONG Krauthammer article]

    05/12/2011 8:19:34 AM PDT · by Right-Wing Champion · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Two months and a day before 9/11, terrorism expert Larry C. Johnson published “The Declining Terrorist Threat,” a New York Times op-ed decrying the fact that “Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism,” when, in reality, “the decade beginning in 2000 will continue the downward trend” in lethal terrorism. Not quite. A decade later, Osama bin Laden is dead and the old chorus of pre-9/11 complacency has returned. The war on terror is over — yet again, it seems. Bin Laden was but “a distraction,” writes Peter Beinart, and the war on terror “a mistake from the start.” 9/11 was...